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KidIsLive Releases Beautiful Electronic Track “Symphony”

Creating spaces of harmony by blending various electronic music sung-genres into his own creations, KidIsLive confidently continues his rise in the scene with a latest contribution titled “Symphony”. The extremely well chosen title of the track well represents the music he is offering to the immense pleasure of our ears, with a track that will […]

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Mike Sheils of Dinosaur Pileup's 'Motivation' Playlist

With everyone sequestered and self-quarantining due to the coronavirus, we’ve asked our favorite artists to come up with playlists that keep you entertained. Here is Mike Sheils of British alt-rock group Dinosaur Pile-Up. During this downtime, it’s easy for hours and days to get lost as time seems to move quicker than a fresh pack […]

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DJ Regard's 'Positive Vibes' Playlist

With everyone sequestered and self-quarantining due to the coronavirus, we’ve asked our favorite artists to come up with playlists that keep you entertained. Here is DJ Regard: This is a weird time for everyone. With so much happening in the world, I wanted to share a collection of some of my favorite tracks that get […]

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The Me & 1975 Together Review

Right, the 1975. I’m dating someone who said, “don’t forget to mention that they’re annoying.” How do you forget anything with this band really; their every maneuver comes with a flashing neon sign that reads “this is the Britpop power ballad” or “tracks 9-12 listened to too much M83 (which is any at all, really).” […]

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Blue Chips: Spin's May 2020 Hip-Hop Report | SPIN

Blue Chips is a monthly rap column that doubles as a scouting report. Each month, SPIN selects a new starting five, a group of rappers who could be Rookie of the Year candidates turned Hall-of-Famers or forgettable flashes in the pan. Only the passing seasons (and the number of streams) will tell. To read previous […]

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Noelle Scaggs of Fitz and the Tantrums' 'The Clean Air Mix' Playlist

With everyone sequestered and self-quarantining due to the coronavirus, we’ve asked our favorite artists to come up with playlists that keep you entertained. Here is Fitz and the Tantrums singer Noelle Scaggs: I love songs that move me. Move me to dance, to sing, or to just breathe in and listen. I chose each of […]

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Whiskey Myers' Quarantine Rock Playlist

With everyone sequestered and self-quarantining due to the coronavirus, we’ve asked our favorite artists to come up with playlists that keep you entertained. Here are Texas-based Southern rockers Whiskey Myers: This playlist is filled with songs that have been keeping us going during the quarantine, whether just to relax or to inspire our own creativity. […]

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Return of the Justice Keepers: Bad Brains' 'God of Love' at 25

It should have made headlines all over the American music press, from CMJ to Raygun. After spending the first half of the decade apart, the original members of Washington D.C. hardcore legends Bad Brains reunited in the studio with the late, great Rock for Light producer Ric Ocasek for an album boosted by an even […]